SEMÁ:TH COMMUNITY ENERGY MANAGEMENT PLAN
3EYOND Consulting was mandated to prepare a Community Energy Management Plan (CEMP) for Semá:th (Sumas First Nation). They are a band government of the Sto:lo people located in the Upper
Fraser Valley region in the community of Kilgard, BC.
As an urban First Nation, the Semá:th Upper Sumas Reserve hosts about 81 households and 6 buildings owned by the community.
A multi-year energy plan has been developed with a focus on aligning short-term efforts with the current government incentives supporting energy efficiency, vehicle fleet electrification, and generation, reducing
energy bills for Semá:th members and their government.
- Community Engagement
- Community Energy Profile
- Cost-Benefit Analysis
- Funding Allocation
- Implementation Plan
Determine how to significantly reduce GHG emissions through energy efficiency retrofit, while:
- Generating a positive cash flow using the
- Existing funding opportunities, and
- Matching community members’ priorities
- Provided a three-year road map to reduce energy bills & reduce greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions for members and for the Band Office.
- All recommendations were generating positive cash flow and energy savings when combined with the incentives currently available.
- There was a strong business case for EVs and installing charging stations.
- We also identified funding for project management support, required for implementing these large-scale community project.
Project at a Glance
Kilgard, Fraser Valley, BC
Semá:Th First Nation
COMMUNITY ENERGY PLAN
IN REBATE PROGRAMS IDENTIFIED
GHG EMISSIONS REDUCTIONS